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Rep. Mary Felzkowski praises governor’s bipartisan work to lower health care premiums, calls out Evers’ lies in ad to air during Packers, Brewers games

[Madison, Wis.] – The Walker campaign on Thursday launched a new statewide TV ad featuring State Rep. Mary Felzkowski that takes Tony Evers to task for lying about rising health care costs in Wisconsin – which in fact have been going up because of Obamacare – and praising Scott Walker for showing the leadership needed to reduce premiums for hard-working Wisconsin families. The ad launches today and airs this weekend during a Milwaukee Brewers playoff game and during the Packers’ Monday Night Football broadcast.

In the ad, Rep. Felzkowski talks about how her two battles with breast cancer have shaped her views on health care, and how she teamed with the governor to pass his market-driven reinsurance plan as part of bipartisan legislation that will bring down premiums in 2019, reversing the trend of skyrocketing premiums under Obamacare. Marketplace premiums went up in Minnesota when they took the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. Premiums only went down when Minnesota passed a plan similar to what Scott Walker and the legislature recently approved.

Rep. Felzkowski closes the ad by crediting Gov. Walker’s leadership for making the reforms possible.

You can watch the ad, titled “A Leader,” here. The ad begins:

Mary Felzkowski:When I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time, it was devastating. But with support from my family and friends, I survived.

So when people play politics with health care it’s personal for me.

Tony Evers is lying when he blames Scott Walker for higher health care costs.

I know, because Governor Walker and I passed bipartisan legislation to lower health care premiums.

It’s easy to point fingers, but it takes a leader, like Governor Walker, to get things done.

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